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Old January 26th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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hkskyline's 2009 in the Towns of Germany's BLACK FOREST

My third trip to Europe in 2009 was not just about getting drunk at Oktoberfest. We did a road trip around southern Germany to enjoy some scenery, cake, and fresh air.

We entered the Black Forest armed with GPS, stopping at Titisee first.

The lake was very serene, although still a bit chilly even with the sun out. It was October after all.

We had to try the Black Forest cake of course. It was fairly light surprisingly.

We had quite a busy itinerary for the day, so we opted to enjoy the lake by the shore, and not take a cruise.

We left this pretty town to descend deep into the valleys to see this charming little house. I enjoyed the ride downhill more than what the house and the turbine had to offer.

Ah ... cuckoo clocks. Unfortunately, I had a long way to go so carrying one with me was definitely out of the question. They weren't too expensive though.

There were plenty more cuckoo clocks when we reached Triberg im Schwarzwald.

There was also another attraction called Germany's highest waterfall. I guess Germany isn't a too hilly country! I thought there were some decent mountains along the southern border with Austria? Aren't there waterfalls in that part of town?

As the day drew to a close, we reached Schilitach, which I thought was the prettiest town of the journey. I guess we got there a bit late, as the tourists have all disappeared.

The way they colour the window panels differently from one building to another add to the character very nicely. Is this town old at all? Judging from the upkeep, they really do a great job keeping the historic buildings fresh and young.

I was actually running out of memory card, which was quite ironic given I brought a new 8 GB card with me. I had to scramble to edge some extra MB for these.

Before we left the Black Forest, we caught sight of these thrillseekers with their cool carts at a pitstop in the hills.

The view was lovely. Where's Strasbourg?

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Old January 26th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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Beautiful photos from this area of Germany, hkskyline
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Old January 27th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #3
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Beautiful pictures! Thanks alot!

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Old January 27th, 2010, 03:08 AM   #4
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hkskyline, don't believe everything they tell you in tourist traps.

With a height of ca. 470m Roethbach Fall is the highest waterfall in Germany.

This is one of the three steps the water falls down into the valley:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3996176948/

Tribach Falls are only 163 m high and need 10 steps into the valley and they're only the 9th highest in all of Germany.


And thanks for the lovely pictures! I always enjoy your galleries very much.
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Beautiful photos!
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